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Title: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Desespere on April 26, 2007, 12:27:46 PM
http://www.halifax.ca/Police/MissingPersons/Info/McAndrewKimberly.html

Kimberly Ann McAndrew - Posted
Age: 19
DOB: 1970/01/17
Missing
Date last seen: August 12, 1989
Location last seen: Halifax, NS

Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax - The 19-year-old vanished from a busy parking lot on Quinpool Road after leaving work at the Canadian Tire store a little early. Police have never been able to figure out what happened to McAndrew or how she left the parking lot. Slight scar on bridge of nose. Case number: 7020-U

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Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - Nova Scotia - Missing - 1989
Post by: kindheart on January 16, 2008, 11:41:01 AM
Kimberly McAndrew, Halifax
(http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2002/04/images/kimberly.jpg)
On August 12, 1989, 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew punched the clock at 4:21 p.m., walked out the back door of the Canadian Tire store on Quinpool Road in Halifax and vanished.

A happy, well-adjusted Dalhousie University undergrad, Kimberly was working for the summer as a cashier at the store. Her sister, her sister?s boyfriend and Kimberly?s boyfriend were to pick her up when she finished work at five.

But it was a quiet day at the store, and Kimberly?s supervisor told her that she could punch out early. It wouldn?t have been unusual for Kimberly to walk home on such a beautiful afternoon. The store was about a 15-minute walk from the apartment where she lived with her two sisters.

When they left to pick her up, Kimberly?s sister and friends drove the same route to the store that she would have taken had she walked home. There was no sign of her.

Intelligent, outgoing, well liked at work, Kimberly was her usual upbeat self the day she went missing. Her father, Cyril, a retired RCMP officer, says that she longed to get the silver braces removed from her teeth. She would never have missed the appointment with her dentist that was to have taken place three days after she disappeared.

Former Halifax police Const. Dave MacDonald, who worked on the case, says he thinks of Kimberly often. ?I was an officer for 30 years, the last 12 in the major crimes unit, and never has a case haunted me like this one,? he says.

Sgt. Dave Worrell took over the case in 1999, shortly before MacDonald retired. He says police have received hundreds of tips, investigated alleged sightings, conducted hundreds of interviews and administered several polygraph tests. ?There is at least one person out there who knows what happened,? he says. ?This case is very much ongoing.?

For Cyril McAndrew, coping with his daughter?s disappearance is as difficult today as it was more than 12 years ago. ?Kimberly was abducted?there?s no other explanation. Her bank account was never touched, and her clothes weren?t taken from her home.?

Cyril and his wife, Audrey, live for the day someone finds the strength to tell the truth. And they still have hope. ?Miracles happen,? Audrey says.

http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2002/04/help_us.html
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - Nova Scotia - Missing - 1989
Post by: Chris on January 16, 2008, 12:12:01 PM
Wonder if she took a ride from someone she knew? Someone who had a crush on her or something?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on May 28, 2008, 06:40:17 PM
I also remember this matter quite well about Kimberly, just a big mystery that seems so unreal to happen in broad daylight. There was such a short time frame here for her to go missing.  Somebody picked her up that knew her, for sure.  Everything should be gone over again in this matter, it is likely a friend that she knew, a neighbour right in her own neighbourhood or someone that lived in the same apartment building as she did. This may not have been planned, a known person  maybe under the influrence of drugs or alcohol, which she may not have known, picked her up and this person took advantage of her. Someone in that area has to know something about this.  It is such a long time and no answers, the family has to be devastated.  They are in my thoughts whenever I hear about this and it is brought up.  God bless all.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: whispersoftly on January 13, 2009, 11:37:31 AM
i am adding the addy to the halifax police site about her case because for some reason when  click on the other one it doesnt work
http://www.halifax.ca/Police//MissingPersons/missinginfo.asp?VictimID=159
 as well i will copy and paste the info here because i want to make a comment on a certain line
Incident#: 06-99031

Date:8/12/1989

D.O.B.:1/17/70

Location: Quinpool Road, Central

Kimberly has been missing since August 12, 1989. At 16:20 hours, she left her place of employment, Canadian Tire Ltd. at 6203 Quinpool Rd. in Halifax, where she was employed as a cashier.

Details:
She was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pleated, ankle-length navy cotton slacks with slash pockets in front and one pocket in the back, a white, short-sleeved "Esprit" t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy cotton oversize cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled slip-on loafers. The police have conducted hundreds of interviews, several polygraph tests, and have even followed tips from psychics who contacted the department.

being only 5 when this happened and seeing it on the news this story has made a big impact on me. for years I thought about 'the canadian tire girl' and prayed that she would be found, and after seeing the store firsthand many years later all i could think of is, how on a busy street like this could someone not have observed something? I am always looking around and being aware of my envronment no matter where i am. Perhaps all the reading i have done about crime gives me a 'leg up' on such situations. But it's been TWENTY years this august.surely friendships/allegiances have changed and someone must be willing to talk should the right time come up. I think that this august 12th a candle light vigil should be held at 6203 quinpool road in her memory and a big splash in the news, to perhaps work on someone conscience, or tug at the heartstrings of someone who is keeping they're mouth tightly closed.maybe possibly have a press conference too to refresh people's mind and re-question everyone involved. in twenty years im sure stories have changed and lies have been forgotten, as that works in MANY cases.

in the article i copied of the HRP website I notice that
She was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose

has the significance of this been really looked into...  and if so maybe it needs to be looked into again. were bus driver's / cabbies in that area questioned? how did she get there?what happened in that time frame?  a new set of eyes need to look at this case.  I surely hope that the family gets some closure, twenty years is a long time to be left wondering and searching a sea of faces wondering if she's in there somewhere and if so why she left. I know that would run through my mind. it's quite sad
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on January 13, 2009, 01:34:33 PM
usually grab a rose and balloon for a special person's birthday...or someone in hospital.  .....there goes my head with mention of hospital..... I developed some bad ideas about any thugs lurking or doing business in the market of body parts; and where they would hang out to pick a victim. ....I'll let that one go for now.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on January 13, 2009, 06:30:17 PM
I understood the balloon and the flower were for her boyfriends birthday, it seems that was in an earlier report quite some time ago. I do not know how far the Penhorn Mall is from Can Tire? It has been years since I have been in Halifax. I always felt that Kimberly had accepted a drive from someone she knew. I always felt that, because it was broad daylight. I am sure she would have cried out unless someone abducted her in a van, it would I think have to be more then one person. Such a short period of time to go missing in and nobody saw anything. Very scary for anyone living in Halifax. Now there is the Paula Gallant case, a different scenario because her body was found, but just as mysterious why nobody has come forward with information. Just keep on talking about these cases and I am sure something will come out of the woodwork. ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: mauvelilac on January 14, 2009, 11:38:38 AM
You Know I've always wondered about Jonathon Yeo in this case. He was from the Maritimes, living in Ontario when he kidnapped Nina De Villieres(sp) off a university campus I believe outside of Toronto. He was on his way back east when he dumped Nina's body in a culvert off the 401 just outside Napanee . He stayed in the Maritimes for awhile, headed back to Ontario and because he was a suspect in more than Nina's murders, there was a standoff between him and police in Hamilton which culminated in his death. I don't remember, I think he shot himself, but the police might have. I'm unclear on that.
So I'm wondering if he could be a suspect in Kimberly's disappearance and dumped her on his way back to Ontario on one of his many trips home. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on April 09, 2009, 02:47:09 PM
Everytime I reread the information about Kimberly, it is mindboggling even today. August, at that hour of the day it is like noon time. I mean it doesn't get dark until 9:30 in the summer. I just find it so hard to believe that she just dropped out of site. I feel she had to be abducted in the parking lot, but I do not believe it was anyone from Halifax. If it was a stranger, it was someone from over the boarder or another province that was vacationing here in Nova Scotia that took her. Or she accepted a drive with a person she knew from her neighbourhood. But if she knew her friends were meeting her after work, why would she take a drive willingly. If her plans were to meet with her friends, she would not take a drive. So it all points to abduction. You know the man that murdered all the children out west, Clifford Olsen, well he was here in Cape Breton in Sydney for a period of time. He tried to abduct someone here in Sydney. When I saw his face on TV, I said, I saw that guy before and one of the lawyer's here in Sydney told me, yes, he used to live here for a period of time. So in the summer months, we get tourists from all over the world here in Nova Scotia. Way down here in little old Cape Breton, they come from everywhere. So people should be vigilent, because some of these murders may be from someone just passing through. ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on April 29, 2009, 06:23:34 PM
I got this stunning message via the contact form on the site. Does anyone know if Shannon Murrin was in Nova Sctiia then?
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In 1991 I was a inmate in Springhill Institution in Nova Scotia. The missing persons poster for Kimberly Ann Mcandrew was posted on the trophy case in the gym. I use to play badminton with Shannon Murrin. I honestly remember Murrin telling me he knew what happen to Kimberly. He never said he took her but for 20+ plus years I wondered what he ment. And of course when the Mindy Tran case was linked to Murrin I was even more motivated to find out who the person was in that wanted poster. I did a search for missing persons and when I saw Kimberlys picture I knew she was the one on that poster. Did he take her. I don't know for sure but I hope this is a lead that can be followed up and lead to the person responsible for Kimberlys dissapperance.

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Thanks to the person who sent that in
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on April 29, 2009, 08:10:24 PM
Amazing how this guys name keeps popping up. Time after time from one end of the country to the other he is named as either a suspect or a POI for multiple murders of girls around this same age.

The cop in this case "Martin" seems to have a specific suspect in mind. Maybe something here could be of help to him?

A time line of sorts for Murrin's whereabouts can be extrapolated from the information at http://mindytran.com/murrinscrimes.htm (http://mindytran.com/murrinscrimes.htm)

The Canadian Parole board would have this info if Martin made the request.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 ? Age 19 ? Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: peripeteia on May 03, 2009, 05:08:25 AM
Doesn't seem unreasonable to notify Det.Tommy Martin and Steven Kimber about Murrin, he doesn't sound like a nice guy.

I'm having trouble knowing why Kimberly went to the Penhorn Mall, that is a long long way from Quinpool Road, unless her boyfriend lived there, I thought she lived near her place of employment.  Where Carla Stricklands' body was found is not all that far away from Penhorn Mall.

I had thought that Andrew Paul Johnson was a person of interest in this case, he is presently incarcerated in British Columbia as a dangerous offender, at the time of Kimberly's disappearance, he was a resident of the Halifax area.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on May 07, 2009, 11:20:41 PM
The media is another story, why has the media given Murrin such a soft ride since his acquittal? He is showing up on numerous missing person cases even here on this board. He talks alot, likes to talk to the camera's and quite forcefully defends himself like an innocent man would. We saw some of that again recently with the Drew Petterson case. Some are better at that than others.

The media will recite "legal' reasons for why they can't publish and pursue Murrin. He after all was found "not guilty" in the Mindy Tran case and someone else has either confessed or been arrested for most of the other cases he has been implicated in. But new ones like this keep popping up and very little is being said.

But that still doesn't explain everything, how about his recent arrest on drug charges? It was announced, a rookie cop on a routine check finds a large quantity of drugs in the possession of Murrin and two others. They were all charged. What happened afterwards?? Good question?? Charges dropped? Media??... explain that..

Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on August 11, 2009, 08:45:56 PM
It will be 20 years tomorrow since Kimberly disappeared after leaving her job at Canadian Tire in Halifax. A segment of her disappearance is going to be on CTV news tomorrow eveing at 6:00 p.m. This was the biggest mystery for Nova Scotia, I am sure, ever. Everyone has speculated on what happened to Kimberly. In my opinion, I believe Kimberly could have been abducted by strangers who were watching her. I don't believe that she would have taken a ride, because she knew she was meeting up with friends. She was in a mall, this was vacation time and people from all over the world visit Halifax in the summer time, so it could have been an out of state person that took her. I am only thinking this, because how could someone disappear in broad daylight. So watch the news tomorrow evening and there will be a portion of it dedicated to Kimberly's disappearance.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on August 13, 2009, 07:24:37 AM
Wake up Nova Scotia ..... get the conversation going and keep it going around the Halifax area.  Somebody knows something ... even if they think they don't.
I watched the piece on the late news last night.  IMO - It's impossible to think this girl could have survived her obductor/s and would not have been in contact by now, or returned.   The tips given by jail inmate/s seem real to me;  I just think they are off a bit.  There's so much land surrounding cities that it's pretty easy to mistake when someone tells you they were in this spot or that spot.  My gut instinct tells me Kimberly was left behind by her obductor/s ....either there or elsewhere.  It's just a matter of which slimebag did this.  I believe police got the tips right, but their informant/s got the area wrong.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on August 13, 2009, 04:26:23 PM
Lost, I agree. But what disturbed me about the newscast was that I thought that it was confirmed that she had been at a the flower shop after she left work, but that is not the case according to the reporter. So this leaves the last siting of her when she walked out the door at CT. It was also noted by the reporter that the police have their theories as to what happened to her, well I would say whatever this theory is, they should share it with the public after all this time. I mean, if they think they know something that could awaken the public up, tell it, I mean it is 20 years since it happened. I go along with you Lost, too much area to cover. I believe in my heart that someone just grabbed her quickly and put her in a van or something, because how else could she just disappear. It disturbed me that the reporter said the police have their theory, well it is time they told us what that theory is or a portion of what they feel happened. That is all I have to say on this and hope that someone will come forward and tell what happened to Kimberly. ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on August 13, 2009, 04:35:33 PM
right cape; according to the news cast, the last place she was seen seems to be going out the back door from work - and the boss let her go early that day (for whatever reason) - can't help but think someone was waiting outside the back door or thereabouts...as though it was planned.  The news cast didn't say why she was leaving work early.
I agree! after 20 years of no solve, why not throw out all the facts and give the public, or especially anyone who worked with or around her, a chance to possibly recall something that may not yet have been reported to investigators.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on August 13, 2009, 04:39:15 PM
Lost, you and I are thinking on the same lines. If there is a theory, let it out because so much time has elapsed it just may be the big lead that brings someone forward with information about Kimberly. ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Iwannahelp on August 31, 2009, 04:16:46 PM
Your guy is Murrin. Why would he tell me he knew what happend to her? BTW I am the person that sent the message about Murrin. I wish I knew a way to prove what he said but I don't. I've been around Murrin enough to KNOW that he is a scumbag. But as a RCMP rat he is protected so no I don't think he will ever be held responsible for anything, let alone murder. I knew him in jail and on the street. I'm happy I made it away from him when I did. He was older than me and I always felt weird around him. Now I'm just glad I'm still alive. R.I.P. Kimberly.

And to the cop that's on the case. Check dates. Check with Springhill Instution if he was there when I said he was. Check and see if any (guards) remember that poster in the gym. Trophy case. Check and see where he was on Aug. 12,1989. I bet you anything he was in or near Halifax.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on August 31, 2009, 04:53:34 PM
I don't doubt you either, problem is as we have seen in multiple other cases involving this guy, how do you get around his RCMP protection? We would all like to believe that when kids are being killed, that would trump Murrin's protection status. It's sort of an eye opener to find that ain't so. Not only that, Murrin now appears to be on the fast track to a huge payoff from the RCMP over the Mindy Tran case where his RCMP handler ordered the DNA evidence to be washed from the little girls clothes.

Many years ago we all traded in our guns and vigilate justice for a fair government run justice system. If the government has reneged on their part of the deal, does that not render the rest null and void. What other options are there? Even the RCMP rank and file members know that something stinks to high heaven about this guy..In frustration, one former cop was once said to have remarked, maybe someone should wrap a headband around a voodoo doll and stick a few pins through it..

 

Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on August 31, 2009, 11:47:26 PM
What else can you do Iwannahelp? I'd write it out and send a copy on to Kimberly's family. They are the only ones who could possibly stir up some action..I know that others are not in favour of doing that for various reasons but what else can you do?? Maybe some others will have some suggestions.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on September 23, 2009, 02:01:57 PM
I recently heard or read somewhere that Kimberly's father was a member of the RCMP. Anyone recall or have a link to that?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on September 23, 2009, 08:53:49 PM
D1, yes, her father was a retired RCMP officer and has since passed away. When the newscast was done this summer, her sister was on there and spoke of hoping that some day they would find out what happened to Kimberly.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 17, 2010, 08:32:20 PM
I can't help to think about Kimberly when we are talking about Donna O'Rielly gone missing. Kimberly went missing in broad daylight on an August afternoon in the summer time. It was a total mystery then and it still is a mystery today. There were false reports of sighting of Kimberly and such. There was also someone that said she was buried in an area in the park in Halifax, they dug and dug, nothing. No trace of Kimberly has ever been found. And when we speak about Donna, it almost seems like the same thing. Kimberly left her job at Canadian Tire and disappeared in the bright day of summer. Now Donna has gone missing and her disappearance was in the early evening, even though it was dark, nobody saw anything. These two cases kind of bear a resemblance. Kimberly was never seen again and nobody knows what happened to her. Donna is still missing and everyone prays that she is found. Just mind boggling how these two females disappeared off the face of the earth. ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on May 26, 2010, 06:48:55 PM
Please read this site folks.....
It seems the police in Halifax, not only know who murdered Kimberly McAndrew, but they are deliberately hiding it.

http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387

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At 4:20pm on Saturday, August 12, 1989, Kimberly McAndrew, a 19-year-old cashier at the Quinpool Canadian Tire store, punched off work, walked into the parking lot and...disappeared.

Tom Martin was a young undercover drug squad officer at the time, but he---like virtually everyone else on the force---pitched in during the investigation's early stages, in part because McAndrew, like MacCullough, was a pure victim and, in part, because her father, Cyril, was a Mountie, a fellow cop.

It was an RCMP informant who first convinced investigators Kimberly had been abducted by pimps. While the tip had to be pursued, Martin says, with the benefit of hindsight and experience, it's clear investigators fixed on it to the exclusion of other possibilities. "Investigation 101. Don't believe your informant too much."

Or well-meaning, supposed eyewitnesses. One woman insisted she'd seen Kim in a Penhorn Mall flower shop the day she disappeared. That tip became so embedded in the investigation it's still on the department's website as her last sighting.

Martin says that doesn't make sense but believing it again kept early investigators from considering other possibilities.

In 2004, when Martin finally officially got the McAndrew cold case file--- "I'd been working it anyway; it was the case everyone wanted to solve"---his first step was to sit down with Kim's family. "Let's go back to square one," he told them.

He wanted to know everything about Kim, from her favourite singer (Bryan Adams) to the fact she was still a small-town girl so nervous of the big city she would rather go home to her parents in Parrsboro than stay overnight alone in the Halifax apartment she shared with her sister.

"This was not a girl who was going to go on a safari to Dartmouth," Martin says. Besides, if she wanted to buy flowers---it was her boyfriend's birthday---there was a flower shop along the most logical route from work to her apartment. "My instincts and experience tell me Kim never got out of that parking lot," Martin says today.

But that raises a question. Given Kim's skittishness, wouldn't she have screamed if someone had tried to abduct her in a parking lot filled with Saturday afternoon shoppers?

She would have. Unless...

In October 1997, police in Nanaimo, BC---following up on complaints that a man driving a Pontiac Grand Am with Nova Scotia licence plates had been posing as a police officer to lure young girls into his car---arrested former Halifax resident Andrew Paul Johnson. They found a developmentally challenged 20-year-old woman locked in his car, along with what police described as a rape kit: pornographic magazines, a Halloween mask, handcuffs, a meat cleaver, lubricating gel and packing tape.

Halifax police had been looking for Johnson, too. In 1992, he had pleaded guilty to confining and sexually assaulting his Halifax girlfriend. In 1997, he'd been caught masturbating in his car while watching girls at play in Hammonds Plains. There was a warrant for his arrest for harassing a 12-year-old Whites Lake girl while posing as a teen fashion representative. And, shortly before turning up in BC, he had disappeared from a Dartmouth sexual offender treatment program---but not before turning in a chilling assignment. Psychiatrist Joseph Gabriel asked participants in the program to write an essay about a sexual assault from the point of view of its victim.

Johnson had written his about the rape and murder of Kimberly McAndrew.

Gabriel notified the Halifax police, who quickly set up a task force to investigate. Although Martin---busy with several other investigations---wasn't directly involved with that investigation, he says its members did a "phenomenal job" putting together the puzzle pieces of Johnson's life.

Intriguingly, at the time of Kimberly's disappearance, the telephone directory lists Johnson's girlfriend as living in an apartment in a complex across from the Canadian Tire parking lot. "If someone had identified himself to Kim as a police officer," Martin suggests today, "she---being the daughter of a police officer---might have gone with him."

The task force uncovered other evidence in its investigation, too---including some which linked Johnson to other unsolved murders in Halifax.

On January 1, 1992, a 22-year-old Vancouver woman named Andrea King had arrived at the Halifax International Airport with dreams of enrolling at Dalhousie Law School...and disappeared. Her body was found nearly a year later. During their investigation of Johnson, police found Andrea's eye shadow compact.

Police sent several pieces of evidence for DNA testing, but the science wasn't yet sophisticated enough to give them what they needed to charge Johnson.

Confronted with what they knew, however, investigators hoped Johnson might confess. By that point, Johnson, who'd pleaded guilty to abduction charges in the Nanaimo case, was facing a dangerous offender hearing that could---and did---put him behind bars indefinitely. Johnson refused to talk to the Halifax investigators.

In May 2001, days after a court in BC declared Johnson a dangerous offender, HRP disbanded its task force, without explanation---and without laying any charges. Why?

Three years later, when Martin---now officially a member of the cold case unit---began his back-to-square-one re-examination of the McAndrew file, he went looking for a piece of DNA evidence he knew the task force had collected. Martin hoped advances in testing procedures might produce a breakthrough. But the evidence was missing. He shakes his head. "No one could find it."

He also asked the RCMP for a copy of the file from the "unusual" parallel investigation it had run into McAndrew's disappearance. "I asked for it, but I never got it." He doesn't know why---"I didn't just ask once"---but believes there were turf wars left over from when the local major crimes units merged with the Mounties' squad after municipal amalgamation in 1996. "Whatever," Martin says. "I never did get the file."

"From where I sit, in charge of operational policing," Chris McNeil begins, "one unsolved murder is too many for me." Though he says he isn't familiar with the clearance rate statistics I'd asked him about, the city's deputy police chief says his force's clearance rate for the past two years---10 of 14 homicides in 2007-08---is a "very respectable" 70 percent.

"There's always going to be some ex-somebody telling me how I should do my job better," he says of Martin's criticisms. "But some of the very cases you're talking about happened at the heyday of when Tommy and other very experienced investigators were here. They didn't solve those cases."

And to Martin's point that the department has lost a lot of experienced investigators in recent years, McNeil sees it as a positive. "We're a younger force today. There's a whole new energy, and people are getting opportunities that weren't available to me as a young officer. And now we've lived through that period of transition. I have a lot of young but very experienced investigators.

He says he's "not one to look back with rose-coloured glasses. We will always have unsolved homicides." Many involve bad guys killing bad guys, and investigators can't break that subculture's code of silence. Or investigators may be hobbled by "procedural protections" built into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. "Things that were done 20 years ago couldn't be done today." While McNeil doesn't dispute the legitimacy of some of those new protections, the result is that solving cases has become "10-fold" more complex than before.

McNeil says financial incentives---the province is offering up to $50,000 for useful information in a number of cases, including MacCullough and McAndrew---provide investigators with "another tool" but, he adds, "the reward system has not led us to solve a single serious crime so far."

Neither, in truth, has the force's cold case unit. Unveiled amid much fanfare in 2000, the five-member squad was initially going to focus on 15 homicides and eight missing persons cases, including McAndrew. Today, its murder caseload has more than doubled to 34---now including MacCullough---but no one will say how many officers are assigned to it. "We don't give information on our deployment numbers," HRP spokesperson Brian Palmeter told me. Neither will the department indicate the unit's budget.

Tom Martin suspects that may be because there's no one besides sergeant Jeff Clark, the officer nominally in charge, minding the store. "You need to go out and pound the pavement," he says. "Re-interview. Re-think. That's how you solve cases. It's about results. To my knowledge, the cold case unit has not laid one single criminal charge in nine years. To me, that's unacceptable."

For his part, McNeil says the public may simply expect too much from cold case units. "I call it the CSI factor. People think you find a piece of forensic evidence and, 40 minutes later, case solved. There's no panacea like that." Even if a cold case investigator finds new evidence worth pursuing, he adds, the department then has to put together a "resource-intense" task force like those in the MacCullough and McAndrew cases.

"There's always a challenge deciding which ones you work on and which ones...there's no point in pulling off the shelf," McNeil acknowledges. "It's not like you're ever guaranteed results but I have to believe there's something here that can be pursued and that there's a likelihood that this is going to produce results." Or else?
OK, boys...Pack it up...Back to what you were doing...We're done here...

When I ask Tom Martin about McNeil's argument that some of what are today's unsolved murders occurred on his watch, Martin is quick to fire back. "Investigators," he says, "can only do what their bosses let them do. Investigators didn't shut down the MacCullough investigation. The deputy chief did."

As for being an ex-somebody, Martin says, "I'm an ex-somebody with experience."

He says McNeil is a "micro-manager" who makes critical decisions about cases "even though he has never been involved in a major investigation himself." Martin adds that other key players in the chain of command---superintendent Mike Burns and staff sergeant Frank Chambers---have "little or no" investigative experience either. He shakes his head. "These are the bosses makings the decisions on these cases."

One more example. On January 6, 2003, 61-year-old businessman Larry Rhynold died during a mysterious fire in what news accounts at the time described as his "expensive, plantation-style home" in the city's south end. Rhynold, who had been through a messy divorce, faced myriad "financial, legal and personal troubles." Days before the fire, friends say, he'd been beaten up by two men outside his own home. Within days, fire investigators concluded the blaze had been deliberately set.

After weeks of on-scene investigation, witness interviews and forensic analysis, police investigators ruled the incident a homicide. The brass disagreed.

"I argued with staff sergeant Frank Chambers for weeks trying to prove to him that this was a homicide," Martin says. "The department's policy is that every death is to be treated as a homicide until proven otherwise. I was just trying to convince my boss to follow the department's own policy. In my career, I don't recall Chambers ever being the lead investigator in a homicide case or even being assigned a homicide case. But he was my boss."

Eventually, Martin says, he did win his point and Rhynold's death was designated as a homicide. Shortly after he left the department, however, the case disappeared from the list of murders. Not listing it as a murder, of course, makes the department's clearance numbers look better.

Why is Tom Martin saying all this now? He says he has nothing to gain by going public, but "I have spent too many years sitting with the families of murder victims promising them we would do all we could to solve their case, and that's not happening. The numbers of unsolved just keep getting higher."

Map of Halifax's Unsolved Murders

Forty-eight. Plus Kimberly McAndrew... Plus Larry Rhynold... And getting higher.

View Unsolved Murders in Halifax in a larger map

Map data culled from the Department of Justice's Major Unsolved Crimes page and Halifax Regional Police Force's Major Unsolved Crime page. Have a tip on any of these cases? Send it to The Coast or contact Integrated HRP/RCMP Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333.

again: go to the site for more
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on May 29, 2010, 03:39:30 PM
Outrageous!!
and with Andrea King also being noted.. Whats up??
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?action=post;topic=2075.15;num_replies=24 (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?action=post;topic=2075.15;num_replies=24)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on July 02, 2010, 09:13:59 PM
iwish; her family knew this, I would expect they'd hire a PI to run the license plate.  I hope the witness gave a statement to the family.  If not, they should track him down and ask him to write and sign one.  Then they could lay private charges.  I realize of course, the POI, being a person (person of influence) what a co-incidence! , that's the only way to go.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on July 02, 2010, 10:37:25 PM
Maybe the family should hire a lawyer to dig into this. It is something that should have been investigated.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on September 03, 2010, 07:13:06 AM
maybe we should send her a message and see if she will look at it. Maybe just the publicity alone would be helpful.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on September 03, 2010, 12:34:59 PM
That is the first time I ever heard that story, IWish. I certainly would be going to the police right now with that information, if this person is still available to do so. This is quite shocking news and certainly because of the person being identified. Maybe it was checked out and this person was identified and it wasn't Kimberly. But if the witness that saw all this was upset by it and knew the name of the individual, I dare say it would not deter me from going to the media with this information. I would go to police, RCMP and anyone else that would listen, even the Crown Prosecutor, but be damned if I would not tell on this person, especially if the person who was unconscious was not identified. I wish I knew the initials of the person you are speaking of, because I do know of someone who has been in the news for sexual interference and I know of someone that there was an attempted sexual assault, the same man. He was also from the Halifax area and it could very well have been him. If you know anything about his initials, you do not have to name him, but I will know by the initials. Please PM me on this if you know his initials. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on September 03, 2010, 01:27:32 PM
I am repeating my post from page 2 of this thread:

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Please read this site folks.....
It seems the police in Halifax, not only know who murdered Kimberly McAndrew, but they are deliberately hiding it.

http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387


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At 4:20pm on Saturday, August 12, 1989, Kimberly McAndrew, a 19-year-old cashier at the Quinpool Canadian Tire store, punched off work, walked into the parking lot and...disappeared.

Tom Martin was a young undercover drug squad officer at the time, but he---like virtually everyone else on the force---pitched in during the investigation's early stages, in part because McAndrew, like MacCullough, was a pure victim and, in part, because her father, Cyril, was a Mountie, a fellow cop.

It was an RCMP informant who first convinced investigators Kimberly had been abducted by pimps. While the tip had to be pursued, Martin says, with the benefit of hindsight and experience, it's clear investigators fixed on it to the exclusion of other possibilities. "Investigation 101. Don't believe your informant too much."

Or well-meaning, supposed eyewitnesses. One woman insisted she'd seen Kim in a Penhorn Mall flower shop the day she disappeared. That tip became so embedded in the investigation it's still on the department's website as her last sighting.

Martin says that doesn't make sense but believing it again kept early investigators from considering other possibilities.

In 2004, when Martin finally officially got the McAndrew cold case file--- "I'd been working it anyway; it was the case everyone wanted to solve"---his first step was to sit down with Kim's family. "Let's go back to square one," he told them.

He wanted to know everything about Kim, from her favourite singer (Bryan Adams) to the fact she was still a small-town girl so nervous of the big city she would rather go home to her parents in Parrsboro than stay overnight alone in the Halifax apartment she shared with her sister.

"This was not a girl who was going to go on a safari to Dartmouth," Martin says. Besides, if she wanted to buy flowers---it was her boyfriend's birthday---there was a flower shop along the most logical route from work to her apartment. "My instincts and experience tell me Kim never got out of that parking lot," Martin says today.

But that raises a question. Given Kim's skittishness, wouldn't she have screamed if someone had tried to abduct her in a parking lot filled with Saturday afternoon shoppers?

She would have. Unless...

In October 1997, police in Nanaimo, BC---following up on complaints that a man driving a Pontiac Grand Am with Nova Scotia licence plates had been posing as a police officer to lure young girls into his car---arrested former Halifax resident Andrew Paul Johnson. They found a developmentally challenged 20-year-old woman locked in his car, along with what police described as a rape kit: pornographic magazines, a Halloween mask, handcuffs, a meat cleaver, lubricating gel and packing tape.

Halifax police had been looking for Johnson, too. In 1992, he had pleaded guilty to confining and sexually assaulting his Halifax girlfriend. In 1997, he'd been caught masturbating in his car while watching girls at play in Hammonds Plains. There was a warrant for his arrest for harassing a 12-year-old Whites Lake girl while posing as a teen fashion representative. And, shortly before turning up in BC, he had disappeared from a Dartmouth sexual offender treatment program---but not before turning in a chilling assignment. Psychiatrist Joseph Gabriel asked participants in the program to write an essay about a sexual assault from the point of view of its victim.

Johnson had written his about the rape and murder of Kimberly McAndrew.

Gabriel notified the Halifax police, who quickly set up a task force to investigate. Although Martin---busy with several other investigations---wasn't directly involved with that investigation, he says its members did a "phenomenal job" putting together the puzzle pieces of Johnson's life.

Intriguingly, at the time of Kimberly's disappearance, the telephone directory lists Johnson's girlfriend as living in an apartment in a complex across from the Canadian Tire parking lot. "If someone had identified himself to Kim as a police officer," Martin suggests today, "she---being the daughter of a police officer---might have gone with him."

The task force uncovered other evidence in its investigation, too---including some which linked Johnson to other unsolved murders in Halifax.

On January 1, 1992, a 22-year-old Vancouver woman named Andrea King had arrived at the Halifax International Airport with dreams of enrolling at Dalhousie Law School...and disappeared. Her body was found nearly a year later. During their investigation of Johnson, police found Andrea's eye shadow compact.

Police sent several pieces of evidence for DNA testing, but the science wasn't yet sophisticated enough to give them what they needed to charge Johnson.

Confronted with what they knew, however, investigators hoped Johnson might confess. By that point, Johnson, who'd pleaded guilty to abduction charges in the Nanaimo case, was facing a dangerous offender hearing that could---and did---put him behind bars indefinitely. Johnson refused to talk to the Halifax investigators.

In May 2001, days after a court in BC declared Johnson a dangerous offender, HRP disbanded its task force, without explanation---and without laying any charges. Why?

Three years later, when Martin---now officially a member of the cold case unit---began his back-to-square-one re-examination of the McAndrew file, he went looking for a piece of DNA evidence he knew the task force had collected. Martin hoped advances in testing procedures might produce a breakthrough. But the evidence was missing. He shakes his head. "No one could find it."

He also asked the RCMP for a copy of the file from the "unusual" parallel investigation it had run into McAndrew's disappearance. "I asked for it, but I never got it." He doesn't know why---"I didn't just ask once"---but believes there were turf wars left over from when the local major crimes units merged with the Mounties' squad after municipal amalgamation in 1996. "Whatever," Martin says. "I never did get the file."

"From where I sit, in charge of operational policing," Chris McNeil begins, "one unsolved murder is too many for me." Though he says he isn't familiar with the clearance rate statistics I'd asked him about, the city's deputy police chief says his force's clearance rate for the past two years---10 of 14 homicides in 2007-08---is a "very respectable" 70 percent.

"There's always going to be some ex-somebody telling me how I should do my job better," he says of Martin's criticisms. "But some of the very cases you're talking about happened at the heyday of when Tommy and other very experienced investigators were here. They didn't solve those cases."

And to Martin's point that the department has lost a lot of experienced investigators in recent years, McNeil sees it as a positive. "We're a younger force today. There's a whole new energy, and people are getting opportunities that weren't available to me as a young officer. And now we've lived through that period of transition. I have a lot of young but very experienced investigators.

He says he's "not one to look back with rose-coloured glasses. We will always have unsolved homicides." Many involve bad guys killing bad guys, and investigators can't break that subculture's code of silence. Or investigators may be hobbled by "procedural protections" built into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. "Things that were done 20 years ago couldn't be done today." While McNeil doesn't dispute the legitimacy of some of those new protections, the result is that solving cases has become "10-fold" more complex than before.

McNeil says financial incentives---the province is offering up to $50,000 for useful information in a number of cases, including MacCullough and McAndrew---provide investigators with "another tool" but, he adds, "the reward system has not led us to solve a single serious crime so far."

Neither, in truth, has the force's cold case unit. Unveiled amid much fanfare in 2000, the five-member squad was initially going to focus on 15 homicides and eight missing persons cases, including McAndrew. Today, its murder caseload has more than doubled to 34---now including MacCullough---but no one will say how many officers are assigned to it. "We don't give information on our deployment numbers," HRP spokesperson Brian Palmeter told me. Neither will the department indicate the unit's budget.

Tom Martin suspects that may be because there's no one besides sergeant Jeff Clark, the officer nominally in charge, minding the store. "You need to go out and pound the pavement," he says. "Re-interview. Re-think. That's how you solve cases. It's about results. To my knowledge, the cold case unit has not laid one single criminal charge in nine years. To me, that's unacceptable."

For his part, McNeil says the public may simply expect too much from cold case units. "I call it the CSI factor. People think you find a piece of forensic evidence and, 40 minutes later, case solved. There's no panacea like that." Even if a cold case investigator finds new evidence worth pursuing, he adds, the department then has to put together a "resource-intense" task force like those in the MacCullough and McAndrew cases.

"There's always a challenge deciding which ones you work on and which ones...there's no point in pulling off the shelf," McNeil acknowledges. "It's not like you're ever guaranteed results but I have to believe there's something here that can be pursued and that there's a likelihood that this is going to produce results." Or else?
OK, boys...Pack it up...Back to what you were doing...We're done here...

When I ask Tom Martin about McNeil's argument that some of what are today's unsolved murders occurred on his watch, Martin is quick to fire back. "Investigators," he says, "can only do what their bosses let them do. Investigators didn't shut down the MacCullough investigation. The deputy chief did."

As for being an ex-somebody, Martin says, "I'm an ex-somebody with experience."

He says McNeil is a "micro-manager" who makes critical decisions about cases "even though he has never been involved in a major investigation himself." Martin adds that other key players in the chain of command---superintendent Mike Burns and staff sergeant Frank Chambers---have "little or no" investigative experience either. He shakes his head. "These are the bosses makings the decisions on these cases."

One more example. On January 6, 2003, 61-year-old businessman Larry Rhynold died during a mysterious fire in what news accounts at the time described as his "expensive, plantation-style home" in the city's south end. Rhynold, who had been through a messy divorce, faced myriad "financial, legal and personal troubles." Days before the fire, friends say, he'd been beaten up by two men outside his own home. Within days, fire investigators concluded the blaze had been deliberately set.

After weeks of on-scene investigation, witness interviews and forensic analysis, police investigators ruled the incident a homicide. The brass disagreed.

"I argued with staff sergeant Frank Chambers for weeks trying to prove to him that this was a homicide," Martin says. "The department's policy is that every death is to be treated as a homicide until proven otherwise. I was just trying to convince my boss to follow the department's own policy. In my career, I don't recall Chambers ever being the lead investigator in a homicide case or even being assigned a homicide case. But he was my boss."

Eventually, Martin says, he did win his point and Rhynold's death was designated as a homicide. Shortly after he left the department, however, the case disappeared from the list of murders. Not listing it as a murder, of course, makes the department's clearance numbers look better.

Why is Tom Martin saying all this now? He says he has nothing to gain by going public, but "I have spent too many years sitting with the families of murder victims promising them we would do all we could to solve their case, and that's not happening. The numbers of unsolved just keep getting higher."

Map of Halifax's Unsolved Murders

Forty-eight. Plus Kimberly McAndrew... Plus Larry Rhynold... And getting higher.
View Unsolved Murders in Halifax in a larger map

Map data culled from the Department of Justice's Major Unsolved Crimes page and Halifax Regional Police Force's Major Unsolved Crime page. Have a tip on any of these cases? Send it to The Coast or contact Integrated HRP/RCMP Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333.

again: go to the site for more
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on September 07, 2010, 05:59:12 PM
iwish; maybe you should write out a statement, take it to a justice of the peace and have him notorize your signature, and send your statement to Kimberly's Parents.  Just a thought; it's what I would do.  I would also make an awfully good attempt to find at least one other witness to do that same.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on September 07, 2010, 09:29:49 PM
I agree with lostlinganer. It would at least be helpful to them. They are probably just waiting and praying for that kind of info.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on September 08, 2010, 11:44:28 AM
IWish, I defnitely would give this information to someone and sign a paper with the information. I do not know why the police would not be interested in every bit of evidence or tip that comes in. I would l give the information to her sister so she would have it. ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on September 13, 2010, 03:50:31 PM
omg iwish;  No wonder you're frustrated!  :(  I am going to suggest something to you.  This is just a suggestion mind you, as it is what I what do at this point.  It seems you have no where to turn.  It is so like a lot of what has been going on in BC and Alberta.

I suggest you call "The Coast", and ask to speak to the writer of the story on the ex-cop who tried invain to do something about the cases that were unsolved due to "orders from the top".  Make sure you get the right person, and ask him/her respectfully if you could meet with them.  Don't tell them anything on the phone except that it's about Kimberly McAndrew.  just my suggestion!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Carol-Lynn on September 13, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
It has been more than twenty years since Kimberly Ann McAndrew vanished after leaving her cashier job at a Canadian Tire in Halifax.

http://www.c2cjournal.ca/blog-articles/view/canadas-sex-traffickers-c2cs-investigative-report
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Valleyman on October 05, 2010, 07:04:36 PM
This case has intrigued me since the day it happened. Mainly because Kim and her family used to live near my hometown and was once friends with my sister when she was younger. I was a little younger than Kim so I wasn't yet living in Halifax when she disappeared, but I moved to Halifax for school a couple of years later and actually lived on Quinpool in the same complex as Canadian Tire. It is amazing to me how someone could go missing on such a busy street in the middle of a summer's day. Even the back parking lot is busy and several apartment buildings are on the opposite side of the lot. Many theories have been discussed on this message board. I would love to know the truth behind whether she was in fact last seen at the Penhorn Mall. This detail seems unclear and there is no mention of when she was seen at Penhorn Mall, if in fact this is true. I would just like to know how much time separates the time she left work, around 4:20pm, to the time of the siting in Dartmouth. It doesn't make sense that she would have gone all the way to Dartmouth to pick up a balloon and rose for her bf. She didn't have a car with her and her sisters and bf were supposed to pick her up, so it  makes sense that she would have made her way home had she gotten off early, especially since she appeared to be nervous of the city. My personal opinion is that she was either conned into getting into a vehicle and then abducted, or someone quickly grabbed her. I hope that this mystery is solved some day. Her family deserves to know what happened. I also want to thank  the hard work of everyone that has helped with this investigation over the years. I am sure everyone has done their best.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on October 17, 2010, 03:01:46 PM
Valleyman, the fact that these to officers were in the Port Hawkesbury area and their children went to school in PH, I definitely believe there is a connection here. I did not know that Kimberly went to school in PH, I thought she went to school in Halifax. This throws a whole different light on these two cases. I actually think there could be a connection here. As you say, did those officers tick somebody off in the criminal world or in the legal world???? When you think about these two people disappearing without a trace, right off the face of the earth and their father's possibly knew one another, it sounds like a novel. I believe every avenue should be investigated to see if there is a connection in these two cases. Wishing I was now a detective, I'd be right on this case and going back in time to investigate.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on October 17, 2010, 07:10:40 PM
Quite an article and it sure is mind boggling why this case did not go forward. There is a lot of mystery surrounding this case and the case of Kenley Matheson. Just astounding that these two young people vanished off the face of the earth.  :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Valleyman on October 17, 2010, 07:45:48 PM
If only the evidence that was previously collected could be found, this mystery could well be solved. It certainly sounds like Johnson may be the culprit. Too bad he will not cooperate with the Halifax authorities. 
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on October 17, 2010, 09:25:42 PM
I disagree valleyman.  The evidence was documented and admitted to by the officer who quit the force over all this.  In addition to that, Johnson wrote about murdering Kimberly in his psych work shop sessions.

In addition to that, Johnson's girlfriend lived across the street from CT and could see her coming out of the job that time.  In addition to that, he used to use the "ruse" that he was a policeman.  In addition to that, a poster on here described a man, actually picking Kimberly up over his shoulders, and throwing her in a car.  The poster claims he/she reported it to police, and nothing was ever said or done.  This same poster also claimed later that the perp who did that, had done the same thing to her.  ... and that this perp is considered important or "untouchable" by police.  .....Normally we take that as someone of high standing in the community.  Yet it seems in these days, that is more likely to be a gangster that police fear or co-operate with.  You will notice in the Coast Report, BC police notify Halifax that they have Kimberly's murderer, and they refuse to acknowledge it.
If that poster is still reading on here, she/he should know if it is Johnson!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: bob57 on October 30, 2010, 05:23:47 PM
i have to say that this has bothered me for a number of years after dropping off my son at the day care behind the parking lot of canadian tire on quinpool rd i always went over to tim hortons for my morning coffee which was located on quinpool

the school year was in and the kids from st pats used to gather for there coffee as well there was on more than one occassion a man that seemed to be bothering one of the young girls i had noticed that she seemed a little uncomfortable so i sat down with her as he was sitting there as well.

i had asked if everything was okay and he jumped in and had asked me if i was a police officer i replied back that i was he evantually left

nearly every morning when i went there for my coffee i sat with or the young lady sat with me there were a couple of other times that he showed up there but everytime he noticed me his stay was very short finally i never saw him again as the school year came and went the young girl (who was very thankful by the way) was gone hopefully to university

i had often wondered over the years if this was the man that caused all those deaths to these young ladies i have left messages on the police recordings giving them a little info but with no return call

i would love to here from the young lady that i met just to see how she is doing she must be around 38 to 40 years of age. maybe between us we can piece something together

does anyone have a picture of this andrew johnson i would love to see it i truly believe that the man that i possible scared off was up to no good with this young girl if i'm not mistaking he was trying to bait her for a ride in his car

Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on November 01, 2010, 12:18:42 AM
Did you ever see that guy again? How likely is it that Kimberley might have been that Tim Hortons too?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: bob57 on November 01, 2010, 07:52:49 AM
never saw him again. just those times at tims. funny how he just disappeared after he asked me if i was a officer
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on November 01, 2010, 10:41:16 AM
Bob57, that is incredible information that you had there. I just wonder if the police had come down there in plain clothes and got his ID. It is too bad that young lady did not inform police herself of these unwanted attentions. She should have called them and told them and I am sure they would have acted on her complaint. It is a good thing that you were there at the time. And if it was at this time with all the tech of cell phones on cameras, you could've gotten his picture or anyone could have. This sure sounds like a dangerous individual that the police should have checked out immediately, especially if there was a complaint. You could have saved that young woman's life. I hope she sees your message on here and contacts you. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: bob57 on November 02, 2010, 04:16:57 PM
i would love to chat with her again just to see how she is doing. i often wondered  if he ever bothered her again personaly i never saw him around there again
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: debbiec on December 17, 2010, 03:35:59 PM
Missing Person
DOB: 70-07-17

The Government of the Province of Nova Scotia is offering rewards of up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Kimberly Ann McANDREW.

Kimberly McANDREW has been missing since August 12, 1989. At 04:20 pm she left her place of employment, Canadian Tire Ltd. at 6203 Quinpool Road in Halifax, where she was employed as a cashier.

There were unconfirmed reports that Miss McANDREW was last seen at the Gardenia Flower Shop in Penhorn Mall in Dartmouth. She was identified by an employee at the flower shop as having bought a balloon and a rose. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing pleated, ankle-length navy cotton slacks with slash pockets in front and one pocket in the back, a white, short-sleeved “Esprit” t-shirt with red and green squares, a navy cotton oversize cardigan, and jade green flat-heeled slip-on loafers.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Kimberly Ann McANDREW should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.

The reward is payable in Canadian funds and will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Justice for the Province of Nova Scotia. Employees of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.


http://gov.ns.ca/just/public_safety/rewards/case_detail.asp?cid=35 (http://gov.ns.ca/just/public_safety/rewards/case_detail.asp?cid=35)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: curious1 on January 02, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
I think I am missing something?? A post from someone called Iwish?  There are replies with this name in it, but I can't find the original message.
I also agree with post #19  I think they are looking in the wrong area.  If different leads pointed to parks by the water ie Point Pleasant and Fleming park would it be possible it is backwards.  The water by the park for instance a lake or river/stream in Clayton Park?  I was only 9 or ten when she went missing but always had a feeling when passing a section of highway near dunbrack that her body was in those woods somewhere.
I'm pretty sure 6 or 7 years ago someone mentioned to me also that they also had been talking to someone in springhill about this case.  Wish my memory was better so I could remember who.
Another thing is she still had braces at the time of her dissaperance.  Have they used metal detectors in suspected areas. There are metal detectors available that can pinpoint the type of metal desired now.  Just a few thoughts.  Hope one day there may be some closure.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: RubyRose on January 25, 2011, 03:37:58 PM
I believe I heard on a documentary on the CBC a couple of years ago that she did have an appointment to have her braces removed a few days after her disappearance and she had been quite looking forward to this.  If memory serves, I think her family had felt this was just one more reason why she would not have disappeared on her own.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: whispersoftly on January 25, 2011, 04:29:02 PM
I believe I heard on a documentary on the CBC a couple of years ago that she did have an appointment to have her braces removed a few days after her disappearance and she had been quite looking forward to this.  If memory serves, I think her family had felt this was just one more reason why she would not have disappeared on her own.

I seem to remember something about that as well.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on January 25, 2011, 08:20:26 PM
Isn't "iwish" the poster who came back at me when I brought in the "Coast" coverage about Johnson?  That poster said it wasn't Johnson, that it was a "person of influence" who grabbed Kimberly that day.... that he lived "outside of Halifax" and had done the same to her.

Maybe she's a friend or relative of Johnson's, who was just throwing in some divertion? .... or else, she was referring to Murrin.  The King girl disappeared coming into the city from the airport .... just getting in from BC.  I have always wondered if Murrin were around there that night, because he had enough police drag out west to get Flights home to NFLD each Christmas.  He may have been hanging at the airport for his next flight.... and knew his way around Halifax.

I really thought that poster would be the means of cracking Kimberly's case.  Now I can't figure why she disappeared off here ... taking her posts about it with her.  I wonder if she was threatened; and removed her posts....  I wonder if she was grabbed, and forced to remove her posts......I wonder if she is still alive, or is now another "missing"?  It just gets worse instead of better.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on January 25, 2011, 08:30:02 PM
Just a reminder:  Johnson's girlfriend's window had a view of where Kimberly would have came out of CT.  (sorry..had to correct word "view".)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: whispersoftly on January 26, 2011, 07:44:52 AM
hey yeah..those posts are gone.... strange.. well he/she could have been threatened or making it all up. but I do think that if a 'somebody' grabbed her and threw her in his car all the screaming in the world wont make anything happen justice wise. It's so sad. This case has bothered me since I first seen the crime stoppers commercial on tv. I was still quite young. when I was old enough I went to see the spot...couldnt believe it.

it's such a public spot

And no one seen anything? 

I dont believe it for a minute.

however I do have a question...what evidence was actually found that could be lost?
aside from statements by people,
was there any physical evidence found at all?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: RubyRose on January 26, 2011, 03:21:27 PM
I have never heard that there was any, whispersoftly, although I don't know that as fact.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: whispersoftly on January 26, 2011, 03:32:59 PM
The 21st or  22nd paragraph down in the article on page 2 states:

"Three years later, when Martin---now officially a member of the cold case unit---began his back-to-square-one re-examination of the McAndrew file, he went looking for a piece of DNA evidence he knew the task force had collected. Martin hoped advances in testing procedures might produce a breakthrough. But the evidence was missing. He shakes his head. "No one could find it."

found my answer :-\
....wonder what it was?
where it was found?
most importantly who would it have led to?
we'll never know :-X
it's anyone's guess..  :(
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: RubyRose on January 26, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
Thank you, whispersoftly.  I missed that.  It has to make you wonder exactly why it was missing, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: RubyRose on January 26, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
lost, I would lean toward the theory that the poster did receive some sort of threat (who knows from whom?) and that is why her posts are gone.  I'd be inclined to think if she was just making the whole thing up (not impossible, of course), she may have stopped posting at some point but why bother to delete the posts?

I suppose there may be any number of other possibilities though.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: debbiec on January 26, 2011, 05:20:40 PM
lost, I would lean toward the theory that the poster did receive some sort of threat (who knows from whom?) and that is why her posts are gone.  I'd be inclined to think if she was just making the whole thing up (not impossible, of course), she may have stopped posting at some point but why bother to delete the posts?

I suppose there may be any number of other possibilities though.

Ruby, there are times that a person will delete their own posts, for what ever reason. I believe that sometimes after a person has written something they may think better of it and delete. I've seen posters do that before.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on January 26, 2011, 05:44:43 PM
iwish is still posting..... concentrating on a guy who disappeared from some sort of military program at Sherwater back many years ago.  You can check her posts. 

I wish she'd come back and tell us why she changed her mind in this thread.  It could be important!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: RubyRose on January 26, 2011, 05:49:30 PM
Thank you both, debbiec and lost.  Hopefully she will.  Kimberly's family deserve some answers.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: whispersoftly on February 03, 2011, 10:24:19 AM
Was he a young doctor at that period of time or an older doctor?

did they know each other?

was he local? (like from a local well thought of family)

Where did he take her from?...(in order to have drugged her she had to have either known him and was on speaking terms with him or he took her off the street and shot her up with stuff..)

does he still practise?

quite interesting information ..  you could pm me the answers if you want... if that makes you feel safer..

it's actually rather interesting. I comment back to you about this topic and go look at the "whose online"... very interesting effect this and 2 other threads have... ::) ::) ::)


edited to point out that iwish deleted the comment I was commenting on, she said the man who took kimberly mcandrew was a doctor thats why I asked those question
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on February 04, 2011, 10:21:02 AM
If there is any truth in all of this story about the abduction of a female, this should be taken to an investigator as soon as possible. If this is not a hocus pocus story, then do something about it. I feel the person should go directly to an officer that takes his job seriously and convey everything that they know. If this crime can be solved, it should be. Others are in danger as long as this person walks the streets. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Chris on May 27, 2011, 01:44:03 AM
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ntriguingly, at the time of Kimberly's disappearance, the telephone directory lists Johnson's girlfriend as living in an apartment in a complex across from the Canadian Tire parking lot. "If someone had identified himself to Kim as a police officer," Martin suggests today, "she---being the daughter of a police officer---might have gone with him."

The task force uncovered other evidence in its investigation, too---including some which linked Johnson to other unsolved murders in Halifax.

That is too much of a coincidence for me. The man rapes young girls, and by chance his girlfriend lives across the street from where she was last seen. I believe she was not taken against her will.

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Johnson had written his about the rape and murder of Kimberly McAndrew.
Well that says something too.

I wonder what ever became of this investigation. Maybe one day we'll find out.

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hree years later, when Martin---now officially a member of the cold case unit---began his back-to-square-one re-examination of the McAndrew file, he went looking for a piece of DNA evidence he knew the task force had collected. Martin hoped advances in testing procedures might produce a breakthrough. But the evidence was missing. He shakes his head. "No one could find it."

He also asked the RCMP for a copy of the file from the "unusual" parallel investigation it had run into McAndrew's disappearance. "I asked for it, but I never got it." He doesn't know why---"I didn't just ask once"---but believes there were turf wars left over from when the local major crimes units merged with the Mounties' squad after municipal amalgamation in 1996. "Whatever," Martin says. "I never did get the file."

Oh maybe not.


p.s. the aeticle was posted here:
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=205.msg45603#msg45603
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on May 07, 2012, 05:02:09 AM
A full set of human remains were located yesterday about a 20 minute drive away from where Kimberly went missing....

I'm praying this is her so her family can finally have closure but we will have to wait for the DNA test to find out.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: sherri on May 18, 2012, 08:54:54 AM
The bones found on may 6 were identified and are not Kimberley mcAndrew. Just found the article at:


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/human-remains-found-in-halifax-identified/article2431853/
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: HaveThoughtsWillTravel on July 07, 2012, 03:26:58 AM
Here is audio file from NS CBC on the case. A very interesting listen. From July 20, 2010 - 27:29. There is a mix-up on the dates between the player (2011) and the page (2010).

http://www.cbc.ca/inthefield/2010/07/20/july-20-2010/

Second half of the show.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on July 26, 2012, 01:32:32 AM
Does anyone ever think about Kimberly anymore? I can't get her out of my head. I just feel like going to look for her you know what I mean? I just want to take a walk in some of the parks near where she vanished from...
SHE'S OUT THERE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO FIND HER!
It's going on 23 years and still nothing. That's crazy in my opinion. I wish I could talk to her mom or sisters.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on July 27, 2012, 10:00:16 PM
Where do you start? All anyone could do is to become familiar with everything to do with the case. Work out the possibilities and where that could lead. Do a systematic search of any area's of interest. Those closest in proximaty a good place to start but keep in mind a mobile aductor may seek the next closest location free from prying eyes. Sorry, no real good suggestions but just doing anything feels better imo.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on July 27, 2012, 11:23:24 PM
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Where do you start? All anyone could do is to become familiar with everything to do with the case. Work out the possibilities and where that could lead. Do a systematic search of any area's of interest. Those closest in proximaty a good place to start but keep in mind a mobile aductor may seek the next closest location free from prying eyes. Sorry, no real good suggestions but just doing anything feels better imo.

Why not start at the beginning!  I think this being a rather short thread - it is well worth a reread for anyone interested. 

This case eats at me every time I see it.  I think what bothers me most is not knowing what Kimberly's family know (or are in the position to find out) and how they are able to deal with this without "blowing up"!..... maybe it is because they know something we are not privy to.  Whatever the case, my hair stands on end when I realize how the police were/are holding back so much on this case, and not answering to the public in any way.  They can do what they want, and answer to nobody.... and not do what they don't want to do, and answer to nobody.  As long as police are dictating to us instead of doing their job, stepping up to the plate and being held "accountable", there will be more and more Kimberly McAndrews.  What I'm saying is perhaps LE have satisfied the McAndrews queries ..... however, this family does not owe it to us, the public, to enlighten us on why Kimberly's case was put on the back burner indefinitely, no news! no clues! or so we are left to think!  ... but in the interest of Public Safety, as the taxpayers of this country, and especially as the taxpayers of Nova Scotia, we do have a right to ask questions, be given fair answers, and have at least some sort of expectation that some other young girl is not going to meet the same fate by the same hands. 

When I think of how may ways LE deliberately shoves the facts of this case onto a "top shelf" out of prying eyes (or so it seems) and how we would know nothing of the case if it wasn't for diligent researchers on this site... and if it wasn't for fearless, genuine investigative reporters and media such as the Coast Newspaper out of Halifax, exposing the facts that we do have at hand, I'm sure we would know nothing at all. 

...consider the King case for example:
http://www.southshorenow.ca/archives/2011/060711/news/index034.php

and everything else being suppressed by the powers that be during those years when the "old boys" upstairs were seeming to be under orders from some mysterious source/s in the Halifax area.... albeit - in the guise of a lesser evil... that being some kind of territorial dispute between separate police factions in and around the area.  However I suspect there may be a bit of truth about Kimberly being hauled off in broad daylight like a sack of flowers over the shoulder of a particular perv. (with clout) - who did similar to someone else previous to Kimberly.  But people don't want to go there!  Why? because it is beyond the limits of what the "old boys" want to deal with!  Or maybe there's a shred of truth in the fact that another proven monster was living a stone's throw across the street ... facing the spot where Kimberly was last seen/heard of?... but then again.... the "old boys" seemed to find that one "off limits" too. ...... imo!

http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387

In my opinion, those interested who live in the Halifax area need to read this thread from page 1.... follow any given links, become informed .... and take it from there.  Perhaps start discussing what they have heard on the grapevine over the years etc. ..... mind you that would probably require emailing and private messaging as we are not able to discuss grapevine talk or theories on site, as we did years ago.  This site now expects known facts and published reports.  Nonetheless, people can meet here and take it from a point of interest, if they really want to solve this case. 

Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on July 28, 2012, 12:11:00 AM
I thought more would have come from this too especially given Mr. McAndrew was said to be a police officer.
But my post and comment "where do you start"? Was specifically in response to the post above where Besani says,

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I just feel like going to look for her you know what I mean? I just want to take a walk in some of the parks near where she vanished from...
SHE'S OUT THERE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO FIND HER!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on July 28, 2012, 04:10:33 PM
yes D;   I know what you mean; 

.... what bugs me most is that I've noticed over and over - when there is a victim of crime, and that victim is related to a "public" person.... right or wrong.... information given openly gets diluted and/or criticized, and information given "quietly to police", gets "whitewashed"  or disappears - then we only hear of it through other sources.

.... just as when there are people of influence abusing their power and position..... their crimes are never disclosed unless it happens through fearless investigative reporters ...and/or people like you and I.

I think it's time folks in Halifax put the police on the mat for this case.... in the interest of Public Safely..... people of NS should write the office of the Minister of Public Safety.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on July 28, 2012, 09:14:43 PM
Seems like everyone is different in some respects. For some it is just too overwhelming to even contemplate where to begin. The frustration of looking for a missing loved one almost drives others to their wits end. I can understand wanting to do something, anything really just so it feels someone is still trying. The politics of reality has a way of tempering even the most fervent. Aunty Jay had something to say on that after waiting 8 plus long years seeking her niece. from Courtney's thread-
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=462.msg92308#msg92308 (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=462.msg92308#msg92308)
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Even more then justice I want to put her to rest.

Those who have been able to find their loved ones usually go on to seek justice for them, those who have not found their's have a different set of priorities and options to weigh. For Besani, searching the dense underbrush of nearby parks is a very worthwhile endeavour. imo as important as anything else anyone is or could be doing. It is individual and I am in no way qualified to judge the best approach. To each his own and wish you all well with each and every endeavour. None are mutually exclusive of each other.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on August 11, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
ITS BEEN 23 YEARS TODAY!
We are all still thinking about you Kimberly.
One day someone may find you and I hope it's soon.
Xoxo
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on August 12, 2012, 01:07:59 AM
 :( 4u2. It has been a very long time.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 09, 2013, 10:35:56 AM
Give us a sign Kimberly, I know you can.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 09, 2013, 10:48:31 AM
indeed Besani .... it is long overdue.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 09, 2013, 11:23:05 AM
Her case has been driving me crazy for a long time. I've gone to places close to where she went missing just to look for her, I'm not going to stop.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 09, 2013, 11:57:00 AM
It is more than frustrating; in fact, it is painful when those of us who aren't in the position with the necessary resources and authority, have to sit on our hands and beg and nag for action and justice for years.  ...while those who could, won't, those who would, can't!  Yet the families and loved ones, and those of us who care cannot let it go silently.  We cannot fathom no rest for the spirits of the victims.  It is as though the innocent are held captive of the lack of justice, while the guilty couldn't care less when they don't have to answer for their crimes.  The guilty will not be held accountable while those in authority are not held accountable.  We have to scream for action and justice from the highest hilltops, on behalf of those who can't speak, yell, or fight for themselves.  Then and only then might we get some action (albeit, more often than not, it is just damage control) ... we will see! 

it is hard to think or speak positive about LE when you read a remark like this one in the "Andrew Paul Johnson" thread.

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Shortly after his arrest, the B.C. Crown's office wanted to have the man declared a dangerous offender.
A decision on whether to pursue that designation will be made April 21.

.... :( >:(... as if this is a really "tough call" for the authorities to make!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 09, 2013, 11:59:06 AM
Besani, many times this case haunts me. And if it haunts the ordinary everyday person, imagine what it does to the loved ones. Also the police have exhausted theories on this case and have done to no avail.  I still think Kimberly was abducted in a parking lot. I believe the persons could have been from outside of Canada. I don't think she is alive. But this was summer time and many criminals are lurking about, which we are not aware of.  I believe more than one person was involved and I believe she was taken in a van and whisked away quickly out of the area. I believe Kimberly's body could be anywhere. She could have been taken to an isolated cottage somewhere. There are many across Nova Scotia. People from the US own lots of property in Canada and not only US, all over the world. I believe she was abducted, because it was broad daylight on a fine day. Those have always been my thoughts. I was just thinking about this case two days ago and every once in a while, it comes in my mind.  :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 09, 2013, 04:16:27 PM
Just on the news of the search on a property in Shad Harbour, N.S.  This property is owned by Andrew Paul Johnson's brother. He has nothing to do with what this search is about. They do not tell the media what they are looking for, they have been there for a couple of days. Kimberly McAndrew's photo was shown on the news and about the day she disappeared, that was all the info.  I just wonder how he could get Kimberly to that area without anyone seeing him in broad daylight. I know they think he could be responsible, but we will wait and see. I would be wondering what kind of a vehicle he owned at that time and how he could get Kimberly to accompany him so quickly, especially when she didn't know him.  And what does the girlfriend say is Johnson's alilbi for that day. Or what alibi does he give???? A long period of time and it seems every lead has gone nowhere.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 09, 2013, 05:23:27 PM
Published Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013 6:13PM EST
Police and the medical examiner’s office spent Saturday continuing to search a home in Shad Bay, N.S. that belongs to the brother of an incarcerated man who is a suspect in “several homicides” in Eastern Canada.
Local RCMP would only say Saturday that they are at the home in relation to an ongoing investigation. CTV Atlantic has confirmed that the home belongs to the brother of Andrew Paul Johnson, who has long been considered a suspect in the disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew.
McAndrew was 19 years old when she went missing in August 1989 after finishing her shift at a local Canadian Tire. While the search for McAndrew went on for years, police failed to make a break in the case.
PHOTOS
 
Johnson is serving time in a B.C. prison for kidnapping and unlawful confinement. Documents from the National Parole Board obtained by CTV show Johnson has a long history of sexual offences, and in 2001 was declared a dangerous offender. That status was revoked in 2006, but reinstated two years later.
In May 2011, the board denied him parole, saying to Johnson: “You continue to be a suspect in several homicides in Eastern Canada.”
McAndrew’s sister told CTV that police have been in touch with her family to let them know about the search at the Shad Bay home. However, police did not say the search was linked with a specific investigation.
Police also told CTV that Johnson’s brother is not connected to the search.
Local resident Linda Slaunwhite went to the home on Saturday to observe the police at work. She told CTV that she believes she is one of the last people to speak with McAndrew as a customer at the Canadian Tire store.
“I’ve been thinking about her ever since, especially where I last saw her and I was the last one she waited on,” Slaunwhite said. “It’s bothered me ever since.”
Saturday marked the third day that investigators were at the home, and police said they will remain there indefinitely.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/n-s-police-search-home-linked-to-suspect-in-teen-s-disappearance-1.1189310
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 09, 2013, 05:29:06 PM
This is from GPS. Showing the distance from where she went missing to where they are searching.

And a picture of Andrew Paul Johnson.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Trouble445 on March 09, 2013, 07:01:20 PM
SHAD BAY, N.S. - The family of a young woman who went missing more than 20 years ago says police have contacted them, in regards to a major investigation outside Halifax.

Megan Adams, the sister of Kimberly McAndrew, told Global News police didn't offer much information, other than to say an investigation was underway.
Investigators have been on the scene at 4117 Prospect Road, in Shad Bay, around the clock since Thursday morning.
While little information has been officially released, sources told Global News Friday night police are searching for human remains on the property, which is about 30 minutes southwest of Halifax -- en route to Peggys Cove.
McAndrew was only 19-years-old when she disappeared, in the summer of 1989, after leaving work at the Canadian Tire on Quinpool Road, in Halifax.
 She got on a bus and was never seen again.
Adams said the family is doing as well as the can, with the news of the search, but said they've been down this road before and know it could turn out to be nothing.

The sounds of shovels and pick-axes clanging could be heard from the road in front of the residence and people dressed in protective  suits could be seen carrying buckets of dirt behind a blue tarpaulin that was set up on the site on Friday.

Read it on Global News: Global Maritimes | Family of Kimberly McAndrew contacted about Shad Bay, N.S. investigation
RCMP Sgt. Alain Leblanc would only say the search is a part of an ongoing investigation and police "are not going to comment on speculation regarding our investigation and its focus, in order to protect its integrity."

But, Leblanc did confirm, in an email, RCMP and Halifax Regional Police officers are searching the area along with members of the Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation area expanded on Saturday to the area surrounding the Osprey Archery Club, about 110 metres east on Prospect Road, where teams took dogs into the heavy brush.
Sources, who did not want to be identified, told Global News the home is owned by Tom Johnson and that he and the woman he lives with, both said to be in their 60s, were told to leave the residence on Thursday and not to return until Sunday.

Investigators are expected to remain on the scene as long as necessary.

http://www.globalmaritimes.com/rcmp+still+quiet+on+shad+bay+investigation+as+search+expands+to+nearby+property/6442825028/story.html?utm_source=facebook-twitter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=community
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 09, 2013, 07:51:54 PM
She got on a bus and was never seen again.

....Where did that come from?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 10, 2013, 10:19:42 AM
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...Where did that come from?

Bensani; I read that last night, and you took the words right out of my mouth.  Trouble, is this so?  Can you find any confirmation of this?  that is sooo interesting and leads to all kinds of "supposes".

I read all the other entries and am elated to see such "affirmative action" taking place by police.

... and believe it or not, I love to sit down here and eat my words from the comments I made yesterday... just love to!  God bring that beautiful girl home to her loved ones please.  ...and as my mother would always say:  "Dear St. Anthony; come around - Kimberly is lost and can't be found - please show us your miracles - lead us to her. Amen
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: debbiec on March 10, 2013, 04:06:27 PM
No remains found after N.S. police scour property

CBC – 3 hours ago

The RCMP say no human remains were found in the yard of a home in Shad Bay after investigators spent days combing the property.

Sunday morning, poilce confirmed the Prospect Road search was connected to a missing person cold case, and they were looking for human remains.

Police spent four days at the site. They used cadaver dogs, excavators, and shovels to dig up the backyard.

Police spoke to the media for the first time Sunday, after days of being tight-lipped about their work at the home. They wouldn’t specify whose remains they believed may be at the home.

Sgt. Al LeBlanc said they will continue to follow leads in the case, but he wouldn't say which case it was. LeBlanc also wouldn’t reveal what lead them to the house.

The property at 4117 Prospect Road is owned by Thomas Arthur Johnson. The Johnson family has owned the house for decades.

There’s been speculation the case was connected to the disappearance of Kimberley McAndrew. The 19-year-old was last seen in August 1989, when she was leaving her job at Canadian Tire on Quinpool Road in Halifax.

The McAndrew family told CBC Saturday they heard from the police, but the RCMP did not confirm a connection between the two cases. Instead, police were warning the family they may hear from the media in the coming days.

"We're not going to provide specifics of this investigation," said LeBlanc when asked about the McAndrew connection. "We don't want to speculate."

He said investigators may be prepared to release more information Monday.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/rcmp-scour-shad-bay-home-human-remains-old-164314158.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/rcmp-scour-shad-bay-home-human-remains-old-164314158.html)
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 10, 2013, 04:11:36 PM
That is very discouraging; however, the who ordeal gave me a bit of faith in the process.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 10, 2013, 06:19:20 PM
Well, someone or something pointed them in that direction so I honestly think something is going to happen soon.

COME ON KIMBERLY, GIVE US A SIGN, POINT US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND WE WILL COME GET YOU!
XOXOXO
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 11, 2013, 02:20:14 PM
She got on a bus and was never seen again.

....Where did that come from?

Yes, that's what I'd like to know. There was never any word of her ever getting on a bus. In fact, I understood friends were picking her up. The last known sighting of Kimberly, as I understood, was in the parking lot of Canadian Tire. I never once heard that she got on a bus.

Also, I just heard on the news today that there was no signs of any remains on the property the police were searching in Shad Bay. As I understand this search is discontinued. Another failure to get information.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: BaySailor on March 12, 2013, 03:40:39 PM
She got on a bus and was never seen again.

....Where did that come from?

Yes, that's what I'd like to know. There was never any word of her ever getting on a bus. In fact, I understood friends were picking her up. The last known sighting of Kimberly, as I understood, was in the parking lot of Canadian Tire. I never once heard that she got on a bus.

Also, I just heard on the news today that there was no signs of any remains on the property the police were searching in Shad Bay. As I understand this search is discontinued. Another failure to get information.

LE stated that they didn't find human remains but that they did remove potential evidence for examination. Not a failure yet.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 13, 2013, 05:40:59 AM
I'm thinking they may have dug up some clothes and/or some other belongings?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on March 18, 2013, 07:53:44 AM
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/filled-with-emotions-after-search-in-shad-bay-n-s-1.1197684

The recent search in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia has renewed interest in cold cases in our region.
While the RCMP isn’t saying what led them to the property, they have acknowledged it was in relation to a major unsolved crime.
For family members who are still searching for answers in their loved ones disappearance or murder, it’s a situation that brings back all sorts of emotions every time.                 
“It’s definitely the situation where you hold your breath for a minute,” says Megan Adams, Kimberly McAndrew’s sister.
Last weekend investigators called to let her family know a search was being done in Shad Bay, in relation to a major unsolved crime.
“There was no connection made,” says Adams. “It was kept in generalities basically.”
The property searched is owned by a brother to Andrew Paul Johnson.
Johnson is in a British Columbia prison and has long been considered a suspect in the disappearance of Adams’ sister, Kimberly McAndrew.
According to parole board documents, he’s a person of interest in several homicides in the Halifax area.
Cpl. Shawn Mason is the officer in charge of the cold case unit. He knows the search got lots of people talking on the weekend.
“Since Sunday night when we cleared, or even really once it sort of became known in the media, the phone calls, the people coming up to you and saying you know I’ve been meaning to talk to you about something,” explains Cpl. Mason.
It renewed interest for many, but also stirred up emotions for the families of victims of major unsolved crimes.
“We were contacted by many,” says Megan Adams. “Many peoples that thought it was just a forgone conclusion that this is where Kim was, and that she was being found.”
Kimberly McAndrew disappeared when she was 19-years-old, in the summer of 1989 after clocking out of work at a Canadian Tire store in Halifax.
Even after all these years, the thought of a new lead leaves the family wondering.
“Is this it?” questions Adams. “Does this, what does this mean? Is this related to Kim? You start going down that road, and honestly it is not a fun road to go down.”
“It sort of stopped me in my tracks when I heard it,” exclaims retired homicide investigator, Tom Martin. “I had families that called me when the Shad Bay incident was going on.” 
Martin says it grabs the attention of the community, as well as investigators working these cases.
“She was one of our children that was grabbed off the street,” Martin adds. “That could have happened to any one of us and our families.”
“I think that when you meet these families and then you walk away you get this, get inspired that you’re gonna come back to the office and you’re gonna do everything you possibly can to give them closure,” explains Cpl. Mason.
Until then, Megan Adams and her family never loose sight of the person they had in their lives for 19 years.
“She was a really funny girl,” describes Adams. “She was very goofy, and had a great ability to laugh at herself. I think because she knew we would anyway, so you know, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 18, 2013, 01:05:11 PM
Tonight on our local CTV news there is a portion that is going to be on Cold Cases, so I imagine Kimberly's case will be mentioned. This is at 6:00 PM Nova Scotia time. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on April 11, 2014, 07:59:43 AM
Has anyone heard anything about what they found in Shad Bay that day?
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on August 13, 2014, 10:11:04 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Police have talked to hundreds of people and followed up on many leads in the Kimberly McAndrew case, to no avail. Below is a story by Amy Pugsley Fraser and Eva Hoare that ran in The Chronicle Herald on March 25, 1998, about a man who was said to be obsessed with McAndrew and had pictures of her on his wall. There was also suspicion in 1995 of an inmate in a British Columbia prison. Click here for a November 8, 1995, story about a search in Fleming Park that followed tips from a Florida psychic and an inmate in a Central Canada prison. Last year, police searched the Shad Bay property linked to a known sex offender looking for human remains, and also did a search in the water. McAndrew's family still believes 'somebody knows something.'

The news of a possible Nova Scotia serial killer gives local police a lead in the suspected deaths of Kimberly McAndrew and Andrea King.

But this newspaper learned Tuesday that over the past seven years Halifax regional police have targetted another local man as the sole "possible strong suspect" in Kimberly McAndrew's disappearance.

Ever since she went missing from the Canadian Tire on Quinpool Road on Aug. 12, 1989, police have continually questioned one key suspect who was obsessed with McAndrew and who told police it was "possible" that he knew where her body was hidden.

He said he frequently "watched" McAndrew and followed her home on occasion so that he "could feel close to (her)" but admitted he didn't want the police to find out his true feelings.

On the day of her disappearance, he said he believed that she "was transported somewhere from the Canadian Tire Store" but that he might have had "a mental block with respect to what happened to her" that afternoon.

The man, who lived in west–end Halifax and worked in the Quinpool Road area, was seen talking to her that day.

On Tuesday, this newspaper obtained the results of a police search of his home, conducted last spring by Halifax regional police.

In an application for a search warrant, police said they had reasonable grounds to believe the man – in his 30s – killed McAndrew and kept souvenirs to remember her by.

"No further persons have been identified as possible strong suspects in the victim's disappearance, " the document says.

It outlines reasons the suspect was pinpointed, including that "he personally knew the victim ... that he was in love with the victim ... and stated, "I think she was abducted, abused, and killed."

When they searched his premises, police found numerous photographs of McAndrew on the walls of his home, including "missing" posters and enlarged photos.

Items seized by police in the search included a handwritten book dedicated to Kimberly McAndrew, six strips of film, five slides, women's makeup, a white envelope containing pictures of McAndrew, a red wallet and a blue knapsack.

McAndrew had a blue knapsack with her on the last day she was seen.

In addition, a collection of books were taken, including Encyclopedia of Modern Murder, Case Book on Murder, and a book by the Marquis de Sade.

There were also newspaper clippings about serial killer Paul Bernardo as well as clippings about Andrea King and other missing persons.

In addition to McAndrew's disappearance, police have interviewed the man about the murder of Andrea King. Because of his job, the man frequently drove by the wooded area off Highway 102 where her body was found in January, 1992.

In his interviews with police about McAndrew, the man evaded police questions concerning his involvement in her disappearance.

He said it was possible that he killed Kimberly McAndrew and then added, "if it is possible, it's infinitesimal." He then denied it, saying: "No, to the best of a conscious person, aware and ahold of his faculties and his knowledge."

Asked if it was possible that he hid her body, he again said it was possible.

He said he "felt bad over what might have happened to the victim" and said he wanted to tell police where her body was "cause I want to get it off ... done with and over."

But after all that, the man agreed with his police questioner that he would intentionally deceive police. Halifax police have never charged him.
 

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Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Shadow Girl on August 22, 2014, 10:41:06 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/no-closure-in-1989-vicious-attack-of-lesley-anne-levy-1.2738103


'No closure' in 1989 vicious attack of Lesley Anne Levy

Mother hopes someone from Levy's past will come forward with information about old crime

By Blair Rhodes, CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2014 6:33 PM AT| Last Updated: Aug 15, 2014 7:07 PM AT

On the 25th anniversary of a violent assault in south-end Halifax, the mother of the victim is speaking out, hoping someone can help solve the crime.

Lesley Anne Levy was discovered lying on the ground just outside an entrance to Point Pleasant Park on the morning of Aug. 15, 1989. Her throat had been slit and she was partially clothed.

She was 24 years old.

"It was touch and go whether she was going to live, but she did for six months," her mother, Sandra Anderson, said this week.

"I always say that day that it happened, that was the day she died. But she did die six months after that."

Levy had been seen the evening before at the Misty Moon Cabaret in downtown Halifax. She was with a man. They were spotted later in the evening on a bench inside Point Pleasant Park. They were questioned by police sometime after midnight.

Levy was found the next morning by a couple out for an early-morning walk.

"For a mother to see after it first happened and the fear in that girl's eyes," Anderson said. "It comes back to me quite often."

Anderson said her daughter never talked about the attack — not with her family or police.

"When this first happened the police had a doctor, a psychiatrist come in and they tried hypnosis on her," Anderson said. "But at the time she was so fearful it just didn't work. They decided not to try it anymore."

Levy died of a drug overdose six months after the attack.

Her mother says her memories remain vivid.

"The memories come up every time there is a girl missing or a girl's been assaulted. Comes up every time."

Kimberly McAndrew

Levy worked at the Kings Palace restaurant on Quinpool Road in Halifax. The restaurant is right across the street from a Canadian Tire store where Kimberly McAndrew worked.

McAndrew disappeared two days before Levy was attacked in the park. She was 19 years old.

Anderson said investigators told her years ago that the same man was a suspect in both cases.

"They had the person the night, the day after they found Lesley and they had him down at the station," Anderson said.  “And apparently [they] did have a warrant and they went to his home. But he lawyered up and that was the end of that."

Solving the case

McAndrew's disappearance and the assault on Levy remain unsolved.

Anderson is hoping that by telling her daughter's story again now, 25 years later, someone might remember something.

"I'm hoping that somebody will come forward from Lesley's past," she said.

"But there's not a day, hardly a day that goes by that I don't think of my daughter. And there's no closure," she said. "And there never will be any closure.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on September 18, 2014, 09:58:54 PM
I wonder who the new suspect is?!
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on September 20, 2014, 03:43:18 PM
You mean they had this guy and knew he was that week, I mean the disappearance and assault of the Levy girl, I never heard any of this before. What happened that this young lady wouldn't say anything, what was so horrific that she couldn't tell. So there was a person they knew that was with Ms. Levy. OMG, this is incredible information. Why wasn't this person taken in. Obviously this looks like the same perp. And he could be out there now and there are so many missing in Halifax area. This is mind boggling. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Logical on September 21, 2014, 07:44:53 AM
You mean they had this guy and knew he was that week, I mean the disappearance and assault of the Levy girl, I never heard any of this before. What happened that this young lady wouldn't say anything, what was so horrific that she couldn't tell. So there was a person they knew that was with Ms. Levy. OMG, this is incredible information. Why wasn't this person taken in. Obviously this looks like the same perp. And he could be out there now and there are so many missing in Halifax area. This is mind boggling. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

With Ms Levy's situation it would be considered an attack and attempted murder and if it was not spoken much in the media, and her reactions after her attack were such fear - or did she just want to never relive the experience? - or did she know her attacker and the slit throat was a statement to keep your mouth shut?

I am not sue of all of the other cases that are considered by these suspects but with Ms Levy she was left in a ditch, someone wanted her found, he left her alive, for dead.  Ms McAndrew was not left to be found. I am not sure of how or if the other ladies mentioned were found and manner of assault or death? If they had slit throats, if they were involved in the same extra curricular activities or if they were left out to be found, were they alive when left and died from injury?

 If the local unnamed suspect did take her I think he would keep her, alive and locked up as it is insinuated that he was in love with her.  If he did kill her he may visit her grave site? But he sounds cocky, controlling, his use of words is highly intelligent and it is like he is playing with police, he could just be an attention seeker?

But two women working across the street from one another, dabbling in the same extra curricular activities one missing and presumed dead the other found with slit throat, wow you know that they say no such thing as a coincidence.

I hope LE have the details of Ms Levy, ie how far away was she dumped in the ditch from where she was taken and attacked? This could help LE build a search area for Ms. McAndrews? If this is the same perp?  Does Ms Levy have any similar appearance to Ms. McAndrews? Did these two know each other? Was Ms Levy taken to where Ms McAndrews was being held, these incidents were days apart, did the perp use Ms Levy to control Ms McAndrews?

Wow this article stirs many thought, just sharing,

Thanks
Logical
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on September 21, 2014, 03:53:07 PM
This kind of could be the same person. Ms. Levy was seen and spoken to even by the police that evening. This guy was surely brave, considering he was seen with Ms. Levy by the police. It could be the same person. I mean, what was he driving?  Kimberly Ann just went missing in braod daylight. She was not walking with an individual. She was not taking a bus. She picked up her item at the flower shop. I believe that Kimberly was abducted and taken in a vehicle very quickly. Like a van or something like that, someone just grabbed her and if she had articles in her hand, she wouldn't even be looking be prepared to defend herself. She would have flowers, which are very delicate and you don't want to crush them. She would have her purse and who knows what else she was carrying on that day. I believe someone attacked her in a parking lot and scooped her up. I believed that since she went missing. And it also could be someone from another country.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on February 04, 2015, 10:01:26 PM
I really wish they would tell us more about the suspect they questioned. What about the items seized by police in the search? Why would he have a handwritten book dedicated to Kimberly? What about the red wallet and a blue knapsack? They say she "had a blue knapsack with her on the last day she was seen."

Need more info. Going crazy over this case.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: butterflies on February 09, 2015, 10:17:34 AM
I really wish they would tell us more about the suspect they questioned. What about the items seized by police in the search? Why would he have a handwritten book dedicated to Kimberly? What about the red wallet and a blue knapsack? They say she "had a blue knapsack with her on the last day she was seen."

Need more info. Going crazy over this case.

Oh my, what more evidence do they need?!?!  Those are a lot of red flags. it scares me people like that are still out there.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: D1 on February 10, 2015, 11:54:18 AM
Very frustrating indeed to hear of a poi but with no followup..
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on March 04, 2015, 05:32:48 PM
But wouldn't they have gone back again and questioned Levy about the attacker? I mean did he have a vehicle? Would he have been in the area of where Kimberly was on that day? It almost seems to me that someone just asked directions and they grabbed her and put her in a van or something. This is Aug. 12, summer. Don't know what the weather was like that day, does anyone have that info??? Would it be someone she knew and they stopped for a second to chat and grabbed her? She was meeting someone, so it would have to be very quickly. August is tourist time. In Halifax, it is a port city. There are many people who visit Halifax and just are from the US and others come from other countries and rent vehicles. I believe she could have been killed by a serial killer, someone travelling in and out of the country. She was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, almost sure of that. I believe all of these times that they named a person of interest and a person that was in jail and searched their property, don't believe he had anything to do with it. Reports of her taking a bus, she wasn't taking a bus. She was meeting her boyfriend that day. I believe it was a serial killer from another state or country, that is my gut feeling. :o :o :o :o  To add to this, I think it could have been any young woman that day, the person wanted to abduct a young woman and he saw Kimberly. A very sad day for her parents and the people of Nova Scotia that this young woman was never found. Every time I think of it, I can't believe it that someone could disappear in the afternoon when going to meet friends. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 18, 2016, 07:13:45 PM
My question, in reviewing this thread:  Is the "unnamed" suspect (whose property was searched)? ... and being referred to as "in jail"  Andrew Paul Johnston.. ergo... the same Johnson who probably killed Andrea King (which came to light from the prison he is in in BC))   ... or is that unnamed suspect a family member or associate of Johnson)  ... and was there only the one suspect (that being the confessed admirer)?  .... so many posts differ in regard to "a suspect" ....

 Can anybody point to an article which discloses the complete names of the owners/occupants of the home and property that was searched outside Halifax?   (news article says: The property at 4117 Prospect Road is owned by Thomas Arthur Johnson. The Johnson family has owned the house for decades.)
  I'm sure if I lived in that area, I would be walking a dog near that property all summer ... and bending my ear to what town's people and neighbors have to say.  and once again... here's the story of Andrew Paul Johnston   http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/dead-wrong-halifaxs-unsolved-murders/Content?oid=1403387

editing to elaborate on my reasoning that Andrew Paul Johnson is the un-named suspect..... here is a quote:  EDITOR'S NOTE: Police have talked to hundreds of people and followed up on many leads in the Kimberly McAndrew case, to no avail. Below is a story by Amy Pugsley Fraser and Eva Hoare that ran in The Chronicle Herald on March 25, 1998, about a man who was said to be obsessed with McAndrew and had pictures of her on his wall. There was also suspicion in 1995 of an inmate in a British Columbia prison. Click here for a November 8, 1995, story about a search in Fleming Park that followed tips from a Florida psychic and an inmate in a Central Canada prison. Last year, police searched the Shad Bay property linked to a known sex offender looking for human remains, and also did a search in the water. McAndrew's family still believes 'somebody knows something.'
 property that was searched (in vain years after) 4117 Prospect Road, in Shad Bay  -  which is about 30 minutes southwest of Halifax -- en route to Peggys Cove.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: lostlinganer on March 18, 2016, 07:59:58 PM
and how in God's name could a small team of Halifax investigators or RCMP, say they did a thorough search for Kimberly's body in a few days 6 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD at that!  I mean, just take a look at the vast expanse and opportunity to dispose of a body 6 yrs. prior~
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on August 25, 2016, 11:47:58 AM
It's been 27 years and we still haven't found her...missing you Kimberly.
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Long Gone on August 10, 2017, 07:01:12 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/missing-persons-halifax-crime-kimberly-mcandrew-police-1.4239917

Snipped For Length, Go to link for full story and pics..

'My dad died searching for my sister': When missing person cases go cold
Kimberly McAndrew's disappearance one of a slowly growing number of unsolved missing person cases in Halifax
By David Burke, CBC News Posted: Aug 10, 2017

Cyril McAndrew died while still trying to find answers about his missing 19-year-old daughter, Kimberly.

The retired RCMP officer had dedicated his life to searching for her ever since she disappeared on a sunny August day in 1989 after working a shift at the Canadian Tire on Quinpool Road in Halifax.

Even when he was later stricken with cancer, McAndrew kept his resolve, still determined to dig up information on his missing child.

"My dad died searching for my sister," said his daughter, Megan Adams.

"It was really tough. Doubly so just because that was his life after she went missing was finding her and you just thought there would be some kind of karma that would let that happen ? but life doesn't always work that way."

It gnawed at Cyril until his death in 2004, said Adams. Was Kimberly kidnapped? Was she murdered? Unanswered questions that still haunt the family.

The disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew is one of a slowly growing number of unsolved missing person cases in Halifax. Halifax Regional Police have between 80 to 90 on the books, some dating back more than 30 years.

The police force investigates about 1,000 missing person reports a year. While almost all are solved and the people found unharmed, each year two or three cases go cold.

It means more families discover the heartache Adams knows well.

"From a personal perspective it's very, very frustrating that there are all of those cases and there aren't any answers for my family and all of the other families out there," she said.

"This agony of not knowing what your grief really is. You can go with what the most likely scenario is but without any facts it's not something you can focus on and accept ? it's still not real."

Kimberly McAndrew, a student at Dalhousie University, had finished her cashier shift at Canadian Tire around 4:20 p.m. on Aug. 12, 1989. Clad in a Esprit T-shirt and navy cardigan, she left the store.

It was the last confirmed sighting of the young woman.

What happened to her is a mystery, but Adams believes her sister was abducted and likely killed. If that's the case, her body has never been found.

"Every family at least deserves that answer, they deserve to be able to take their loved one home and then go from there," said Adams.

She believes more cases like her sister's would be solved if more police officers were assigned to digging into the details of outstanding missing person reports.

But money and manpower aren't the issue, according to Halifax police. It's leads.

"I don't think it's a money thing, I think it's more along the lines of getting those leads, getting the interest out there," said Staff Sgt. Don Stienburg, who works in the special investigations section that oversees the cold-case unit.

"When you stop getting any tips from the public and there's nothing coming in then it's very difficult. Where else do you go?"
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: Besani on August 25, 2017, 09:53:53 AM
Found this on her fathers obituary.
Just wanted to add it here.
Must be part of her yearbook?

http://www.classcreator.com/Dartmouth-Nova-Scotia-Prince-Andrew-1988/class_profile.cfm?member_id=5751696
Title: Re: Kimberly Ann McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax, NS
Post by: capeheart on August 25, 2017, 10:02:38 AM
Besani, he died not knowing where his daughter was. This was certainly a very mysterious case in Nova Scotia. That someone could go missing in the early afternoon in August in broad daylight, is mind boggling. I do believe that someone just grabbed her right in an isolated area, in a parking lot, especially if someone had a van. That is the only thing I can think of, because of the fact that she was meeting people and had plans. She would not take a drive with someone, because she had plans. The person who took her may not even have been from the area. Summer is the time of a lot of tourists in Nova Scotia and they come from everywhere. I don't think it will ever be solved. It has to be difficult for families when they have to live a life time of not knowing what happened to a loved one.  :o :o :o :o :o :o